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Table 2 Comparison of health service utilization between the two project areas (%)

From: The impact of different benefit packages of Medical Financial Assistance Scheme on health service utilization of poor population in Rural China

Services utilization H8 H8SP P value Power
   N = 625 (%) N = 869 (%)   (1-β)
Out-patient Services Physician visits among all respondents 56 (9) 78 (9) P = 0.992 0.975
  Physician visits among the respondents with illness in last 2 weeks 56/85 ( 66) 78/105 (74) P = 0.207 0.77
  Non-visiting physician rate among the respondents with illness in last 2 weeks 29/85 (34) 27/105 (26) P = 0.207 0.77
Hospitalization Services Hospitalization rate among all respondents 50 (8) 54 (6) P = 0.181 0.68
  Hospitalization rate among those needed 50/(103+50) (33) 54/(64+54) (46) P = 0.032 0.60
  non-use but ought-to-use hospitalization rate 103/(103+50) (67) 64/(64+54) (54) P = 0.032 0.60
MFA use Frequencies of MFA use     
  Mean 0.1±0.5 1.9±2.1 P < 0.000 0.83
  Median 0 1   
  1. Note: Non-use but ought-to-use hospitalization rate = no user/(user + non-user who should use)*100%
  2. Chi- square test was performed using SAS PROC FREQ and t-test was performed using SAS PROC TTEST